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End to end encryption: All you need to know about this technology under threat from govts and law enforcement agencies
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End to end encryption: All you need to know about this technology under threat from govts and law enforcement agencies

Law enforcement and technologists have been arguing over encryption controls for more than two decades.

Google removes spyware app called Tizi from Google Play Store; affected devices notified
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Google removes spyware app called Tizi from Google Play Store; affected devices notified

Earlier variant of Tizi did not have rooting capabilities but it developed later on and thereafter started stealing sensitive information from devices.

OnePlus issues a response to ‘EngineerMode’ apk, to remove the root functionality in a future update
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OnePlus issues a response to ‘EngineerMode’ apk, to remove the root functionality in a future update

OnePlus stated that the company does not see ‘as a major security issue’ but it will roll out an OTA to remove the ‘adb root’ functionality from the apk.

Ransomware: Understanding the landscape of this form of malware and effective ways to counter it
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Ransomware: Understanding the landscape of this form of malware and effective ways to counter it

The recent slew of coordinated ransomware attacks have proved to be an effective wake up call for businesses around the world.

Chinese hacker group APT10 to target Indian firms says cyber security group FireEye
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Chinese hacker group APT10 to target Indian firms says cyber security group FireEye

FireEye has claimed that a new set of tools is being used by China-based cyber espionage group APT10 to steal confidential business data from domestic firms to support Chinese corporations.

Security researchers ask The Guardian to retract WhatsApp encryption flaw report
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Security researchers ask The Guardian to retract WhatsApp encryption flaw report

Mounting pressure on the Guardian, a group of security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a 'backdoor'.

Security firm reveals Android smartphones in US sending personal data to China
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Security firm reveals Android smartphones in US sending personal data to China

US security firm Kryptowire has identified Android smartphones with a "backdoor" software in the country that collected sensitive personal data and transmitted this data to third-party servers in China without disclosure or the users' consent.

Microsoft accidentally proves exactly why backdoors are a bad idea
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Microsoft accidentally proves exactly why backdoors are a bad idea

Microsoft's internal backdoor to install experimental OS builds leaked to the public in devices, compromising all those devices.

New Microsoft Word Vulnerability in the Wild
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New Microsoft Word Vulnerability in the Wild

Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which is already being actively exploited by hackers in China and Tai...